FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
Public Open Houses on Draft Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan (2018-2022)
In the Fall of 2017, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) held public open houses in BC and Yukon to provide details and receive feedback on its draft plan to implement Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (Wild Salmon Policy).
There is still opportunity for public comment by email or online through December 15, 2017: See Online Feedback.
The goal of the Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (Wild Salmon Policy (WSP)) is to restore and maintain healthy and diverse salmon populations and their habitats for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Canada in perpetuity.
Read the Wild Salmon Policy on the DFO website.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is in Phase 3 of a four-phase consultation process on a draft plan to implement the WSP. Phase 3 includes a series of public open houses to share information and receive feedback on the plan. Phase 4 will be ongoing; it will involve reviewing the plan to keep it current and reporting out on progress.
DFO hosted nine public open houses on the implementation plan in the Fall of 2017:
A webinar was also held on November 9, 2017.
The Fraser Basin Council provided support at the open houses in Vancouver, Prince George and Chilliwack.
DFO is inviting public comments on the draft implementation plan through December 15, 2017.
If you were unable to attend a public meeting but would like to provide feedback, please submit your comments by email or through an implementation plan workbook on the DFO website.
Details on submitting comments: Draft 2018-2022 WSP Implementation Plan Workbook.
Questions can be directed to:
Attention: Policy Branch